Resource | Webinars/Videos
Procurement Strategies for School Year 2021-2022: Webinar for School Food Authorities

This webinar discusses school meal procurement strategies and USDA school meal program flexibilities, waivers, and training resources for School Year 2021-2022. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Offering Meats and Meat Alternates at School Breakfast

This training guide provides menu planning ideas, crediting information, sample menus, and more, to show school nutrition professionals how to offer meats and meat alternates at school breakfast. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Ofrecimiento de carnes y sustitutos de carne en el desayuno escolar

Esta guía de capacitación proporciona ideas para la planificación de menús, información de acreditación, ejemplos de menús y mucho más, para mostrarle a los profesionales de la nutrición escolar cómo ofrecer carnes y sustitutos de la carne en el desayuno escolar.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Planning for a Dynamic School Environment

As schools work toward resuming regular operations, USDA continues to offer flexibilities in response to public health needs and to ease administrative burden, while still promoting nutritious meals. Learn more about adjusting meal service operations during the dynamic school year ahead.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Planning for a Dynamic School Environment During School Year 2021-2022: Flexibilities in Practice

While many schools will return to their regular cafeteria meal service this year, schools will need to be prepared for many contingencies. FNS encourages schools to have plans in place to ensure students have access to school meals no matter what this school year may bring.  

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Planning for a Dynamic School Environment During School Year 2021-2022: Supply Chain Issues

As school food authorities (SFAs) work towards reopening for school year (SY) 2021-2022, some child nutrition program operators are concerned about possible challenges in purchasing and receiving food through their normal channels. Specifically, some SFAs have experienced unanticipated cancellation of food and supply contracts, lack of availability of certain foods, unexpected substitution of food products, and increased food and supply prices. As a result, some SFAs are voicing concerns about their ability to obtain the types, amounts, and variety of foods needed to serve reimbursable meals consistent with prior planning.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Child Nutrition Database

The Child Nutrition Database (CNDB)  is a required part of the nutrient analysis software approved by USDA for use in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. It is a nutrient database of over 10,000 food items.

Resource | Recipes
Team Nutrition Cooks

Team Nutrition Cooks! is a series of cooking-based nutrition activities for out-of-school and afterschool programs, for children around ages 8 to 12 years old. These activities can spark children’s interest in trying new foods and help empower them with skills for independence. Cooking can also help kids become more interested in making healthy food choices that can help build and support good eating habits throughout their lifetime.

Resource | Nutrition Education
School Lunch Resources

Team Nutrition resources to support school lunch program activities.

Resource | Posters
OVS Middle/High School Breakfast Poster

This poster is designed to educate middle/high school students in selecting a reimbursable breakfast under Offer versus Serve. Teachers and school foodservice professionals will find it helps students more quickly select the foods in the lunch line that make up a reimbursable meal.